Laying out the library expansion

Laying out the library expansion

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer What can $9.1 million get you? A larger library, among other things. Subject to voter approval on Nov. 2, the plan has been public since 2019, fits on the library’s property and has the same five goals […]

Oxford’s first marijuana retailer gets ‘ok’ from village PC

Oxford’s first marijuana retailer gets ‘ok’ from village PC

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Village of Oxford Planning Commission approved Lume Cannabis Company’s site plans on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The first marijuana retailer to go before the commission since the Village Council allowed marijuana businesses in September, commissioners unanimously approved Lume’s plan after about an hour of discussion with site architect Christopher […]

Footpath loop to be completed

Footpath loop to be completed

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Work to connect a five-mile loop of safety pathes and sidewalks started Monday, Oct. 18. The final section of the loop, a 1,600 foot safety path along Dunlap Rd. between W. Bay Shore Dr. and Market St., will connect established footpaths in Oxford Township and Village. The route consists […]

Oxford Free Methodist turns 100

By Dean Vaglia Leader Stafff Writer The Oxford Free Methodist Church turned 100 years old on Saturday, Oct. 24. The church celebrated its centennial with a Fall Festival over the weekend. “Originally it was a part of three smaller churches,” Sandi Gillett, a lifelong congregant, said. According to a history of the church provided by […]

Boo Bash takes over Seymour Lake Twp. park

By Dean Vaglia Leader Stafff Writer Lacrosse comes to Oxford this weekend as the Boo Bash takes over Seymour Lake Township Park. Playing on 15 fields built on the baseball diamonds and soccer pitches, the Boo Bash will feature teams from all around the Midwest duking it out in a weekend of nonstop lacrosse. “We […]

Collision ‘looked horrific’ but nobody hurt

Collision ‘looked horrific’ but nobody hurt

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Three cars were involved in a crash around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. According to the Oxford Fire Department and a report from the Oxford Village Police Department, a car pulling off of Ensley St. hit a car going south on M-24 and a car going north. “It […]

‘Cats ride victory into Clarkston playoff rematch

‘Cats ride victory into Clarkston playoff rematch

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Oxford Varsity Wildcats triumphed 29-28 over the Chippewa Valley Big Reds last Friday, securing Oxford’s place in the MHSAA District 1 playoffs. “I think (the win) proved how much fight this team has,” Zach Line, Oxford head coach, said. “Sometimes it can be eerie when you go up […]

Library capital improvement bond discussed

Library capital improvement bond discussed

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer Oxford Public Library officials presented details of and took questions about the proposed facility expansion last Thursday, Sept. 14. Library Director Bryan Clouiter and architect Seth Penchansky of Daniels and Zermack presented details of the expansion, reasons behind why and how the proposal is the way it is and […]

Council Bans ‘Jake Brakes,’ Discusses ARPA Funds

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer The Village Council of Oxford had its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. With all council members in attendance, topics of discussion included water main upgrades, separating the charter from the ordinances and banning “Jake Brakes” in the Village. Removing the Charter from Code of Ordinances The meeting began […]

GoFundMe set up for student

GoFundMe set up for student

By Dean Vaglia Leader Staff Writer A GoFundMe has been set up to help Oxford High School student Shane VandenBerghe recover from a motorcycle accident. According to the GoFundMe page, VandenBerghe was involved in the wreck while coming home from a marching band competition on Saturday, Oct. 9. “He was talking to the EMTs, but […]

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